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Consultant Research, Toronto Public Health

Major Responsibilities

  • Participates in research, evaluation, and policy assignments
    regarding family health issues (e.g., child poverty, woman abuse, and
    children's mental health)
  • Plans, conducts and evaluates public health research and policy
    studies, including joint projects with other city departments, task
    forces and committees, other levels of government and other external
    groups or agencies
  • Researches public health issues and develops policy options and
    recommendations in order to provide divisional, departmental and
    corporate leadership in public health policy, programs, advocacy and
  • Acts as a consultant to the public health division and other city
    departments to identify and service public health policy, research,
    evaluation and program needs
  • Promotes the use of information and its application to decision
    making within the Planning and Policy Directorate and the division
    through collaboration, the development of linkages, and capacity
    building initiatives
  • Consults and/or works collaboratively with external groups,
    including the development of contacts and strategic alliances with
    other jurisdictions, at the municipal, provincial, and federal levels,
    non-governmental organizations and interest groups, other agencies and
    the private sector
  • Conducts speaking engagements for the public, community and
    media, in collaboration with public health communications and public
    relations staff, answers public inquiries on public health research and
    policy issues
  • Researches, organizes, and writes briefing materials, discussion papers, reports and correspondence on public health issues
  • Participates in and/or chairs internal and external committees
  • Reviews research literature and reports produced by other
    government and research agencies to determine potential impact on
    public health policy, research and programs
  • Advises and assists divisional staff in the planning, delivery
    and evaluation of staff development and training programs, and in the
    development of new policies and procedures
  • Advises and guides academic health science students on projects

Key Qualifications

  1. Master's degree in Nursing, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  2. Extensive experience in the areas of policy analysis, development
    and implementation. Experience and ability in planning, conducting,
    evaluating and consulting on qualitative and quantitative research
  3. Extensive experience in using evidence to inform decision making
  4. Demonstrated experience in critically appraising research literature
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of the policy/legislative process
  6. Excellent report writing and oral presentation skills
  7. Proven interpersonal skills, including
    negotiation, facilitation, mediation and stakeholder/partnership
  8. Ability to work cooperatively with others in a multidisciplinary team setting.
  9. Excellent analytical ability
  10. Sound judgement and ability to handle matters of a confidential and sensitive nature
  11. Excellent project management abilities
  12. Knowledge of child and family health issues is a definite asset
  13. Knowledge and ability to apply the determinants
    of health and access and equity principles to research, policy, and

To apply for this position, please send us a resume and cover letter,
quoting File #X6CSA9922, using one of the following methods:

Email: Through our website, or
Fax: (416) 397-9818, or
Mail to: Employment Services, Human Resources, City of Toronto, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON  M5V 3C6

Salary: $36.30-$39.77 hourly

Applications must be received by April 11th, 2006.

Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages
applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, members
of visible minority groups and women.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.